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Breathing grade compressed air (Grade D, as specified by the Compressed Gas Association) must contain what percentage of oxygen by volume?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


In what area of safety did OSHA issue the most citations in fiscal year 2014?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


True or false: The EPA has decided to abandon its development of a lead-safe Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule for public and commercial projects.

Friday, August 22, 2014


Which of the following types of contaminants, introduced in the vicinity of a person wearing a half-mask respirator to determine if it fits properly, are allowed by OSHA for qualitative fit testing?

Monday, August 18, 2014


All respiratory protection equipment used in the workplace must be approved by what organization?

Monday, July 28, 2014


In what U.S. Cabinet-level department is transmission pipeline safety regulated?

Thursday, June 26, 2014


True or false: OSHA’s work practice controls to minimize exposure to hazardous materials, such as toxic dust, can include, in most instances, job rotation.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


True or false: If ventilation is used on a worksite to mitigate safety hazards, it is classified by OSHA as personal protective equipment.

Monday, May 5, 2014


High-pressure, supplied-air respirators are given an Assigned Protection Factor of 25 by NIOSH. What does this 25 mean?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


True or false: OSHA can issue a citation even when one of its regulations has not been violated.

Friday, January 24, 2014


Before a worker enters a permit-required confined space, OSHA requires testing of the atmosphere in the space to determine which of the following?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


What is the maximum level of carbon monoxide allowed by OSHA in breathing air for supplied-air respirators?

Monday, December 16, 2013


The revised OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, which went into effect in May 2012, requires training of employees on new label elements and safety data sheet formats by what date?

Thursday, December 12, 2013


The IMO ban on use of tributyltin in antifouling systems for ships was adopted in 2001. In what year did the ban go into force in the United States?

Monday, November 25, 2013


Respirators must be approved for use by what organization?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


What is the source of potential inhalation hazards that blasters face in air abrasive blasting operations?

Thursday, October 10, 2013


True or False: In August this year, OSHA issued a proposed rule banning use of crystalline silica as a blasting abrasive.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


True or False: OSHA classifies supplied-air respirators as engineering controls.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


True or False: OSHA has lowered the permissible exposure limits on crystalline silica.

Thursday, August 29, 2013


What is the abbreviation for the emission standard set by EPA to cover exposure to hazardous air pollutants in steel fabrication and paint shops, among other facilities?

Thursday, August 8, 2013


True or False? Threshold Limit Values (TLVs), representing the maximum levels of airborne contaminant that can be inhaled for a working lifetime by almost all workers without injury, are recommended rather than required limits.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


True or False? In abrasive blasting work, a dosimeter is used to measure exposure to blasting dust.

Thursday, June 13, 2013


True or false? For a supplied-air respirator, OSHA requires Grade D air with an oxygen content of 15 percent to 19.5 percent.

Thursday, June 6, 2013


What U.S. president signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, establishing OSHA?

Friday, May 31, 2013


According to NIOSH, the hierarchy of hazard controls considers which one of the following to be the least desirable?

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


What organization recently issued recommended exposure limits to carbon nanotubes and nanofibers?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


True or false: According to an OSHA study of painting contractor violations conducted in 2006-2007, the OSHA Required Fall Protection Rule (1926.0501) was the one most often violated.

Thursday, May 2, 2013


What is the name of the provision in OSHA standards that is used in inspections where there are no specific standards applicable to the particular hazard involved?

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


True or false: According to OSHA, permissible exposure limits (PELs) and Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) are both required limits on exposure to airborne contaminants.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


What agency is in charge of testing and certifying respirators?

Thursday, February 21, 2013


True or false: One main reason for OSHA’s 2012 revision to the Hazard Communication Standard was to harmonize it with global hazard communication standards.

Monday, February 11, 2013


What is the main reason OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard this year?

Thursday, December 13, 2012


What organization tests for the health effects of coatings in contact with potable water?

Friday, November 30, 2012


What organization conducts research on safety and health issues and provides technical assistance to OSHA?

Friday, November 16, 2012


According to OSHA’s revised Hazard Communication Standard, when are employers required to have trained employees on new labeling and safety data sheet formats?

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Now that the United States has taken official action to adopt the International Maritime Association’s treaty banning tributyltin antifoulings, what percentage of the world’s shipping tonnage is covered by the treaty?

Friday, September 28, 2012


Abrasive blast workers are regularly exposed to noise in excess of what level?

Monday, September 17, 2012


True or False: Federal agencies must comply with the same health and safety standards as private-sector employers.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


What organization defines the content of Grade D breathing air, required in CFR 1910.134 for supplied air respirators?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Five painters died and three were injured in a 2007 confined space accident in what type of facility?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Breathing grade compressed air (Grade D, as specified by the Compressed Gas Association) must contain what percentage of oxygen by volume?

Thursday, May 10, 2012


True or false: A body belt with a lifeline connected to a secure anchorage is accepted as a safe personal fall arrest system by OSHA.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Which of the following are dangers that can be encountered when working in a confined space?

Thursday, January 19, 2012


High pressure, supplied-air respirators used for abrasive blasting normally have an Assigned Protection Factor of 25. What does this NIOSH rating mean?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Manufacturers of supplied air respirators must acquire approval for these products from what agency?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Where are you most likely to find oxygen-deficient air?

Friday, October 28, 2011


True or false: The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health prepares and publishes standards on safety in the workplace.

Monday, October 24, 2011


Which US President signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, establishing OSHA?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


True or False: All nuclear plants must follow the same training protocols for in-house and contract painters.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


According to OSHA, what is the primary problem with this marine scaffolding assembly?

Monday, September 12, 2011


When does OSHA require that an aerial lift operator undergo retraining?

Friday, September 9, 2011


Which US President signed the Environmental Protection Act, establishing the now-controversial EPA?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


In abrasive blasting work, how small do dust particles have to be to make them respirable and therefore dangerous to health?

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


What is the source of the specification for Grade D breathing air?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Which of the following statements about Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for coatings is true?

Thursday, August 11, 2011


True or false: Respirators suitable for use in Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) atmospheres can include a combination full facepiece pressure demand supplied-air respirator (SAR) with auxiliary self-contained air supply.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


If you are using a supplied-air respirator for protection during abrasive blast cleaning, when is it OK to take it off?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


What is the minimum oxygen content of air suitable for breathing?

Monday, June 13, 2011


Who produces product and application data sheets?

Thursday, June 9, 2011


What are the South Coast Air Quality Management District's VOC limits on industrial maintenance coatings?

Monday, May 2, 2011


What organization conducts research on safety and health issues and provides technical assistance to OSHA?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


An individual using power tools to remove lead-containing paint is wearing a full face respirator with P100 (HEPA) filters and has been fit-tested using the banana oil method. What is the allowable lead exposure level for this worker, according to OSHA Standards?

Arnold Ferguson, CIH, CSP

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


What does OSHA's General Duty Clause require?

Thursday, March 24, 2011


True or false: ANSI/NSF 61 addresses coatings performance issues as well as the health effects of coatings for potable water tanks.

Monday, March 14, 2011


True or false: This scaffold is compliant with OSHA requirements.

Monday, March 7, 2011


True or false: OSHA classifies respirators as engineering controls.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


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